Italian luxury fashion house, Dolce&Gabbana, has launched Casa, their first-ever home decor line. The event took place at their Alta Moda couture show in Venice and showcased a collection that includes everything from seating, to dining, to cabinetry—each adorned in one of four signature motifs: Mediterranean Blue, Carretto, Leo, and Zebra.
There’s a sofa upholstered in a statement swirling blue-and-white pattern, a round table covered in the eye-popping Carretto motif, animal print stools, and a leopard-pattern rug. “We wanted an explosion of colours, emotions, scents,” Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana tell Vogue. “Each theme embodies a different lifestyle.”
In crafting their creations, they collaborated with several Venetian heritage brands and artists, from legendary Murano glassmakers like Barbini and Salviati to luxury textile company Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua.
The brand expansion has been a long time coming, with the design duo describing it as a “natural extension of the Dolce & Gabbana world.” Before now, the brand had dabbled into this territory with their 2018 collaboration with Smeg and their hand-painted refrigerator for Salone del Mobile.
Yet the designers did feel a newfound sense of urgency over the past 18 months as people sought solace in their homes amid shutdowns. “The circumstances we have experienced recently have led us to live the home environment even more intensely and to devote to it the attention that the daily frenzy often makes us lose,” they explain.
So they decided to move from small appliances and objects to pieces that don’t just accent a space but create one. Much like their clothes, which seem to always embody the aura of a glamorous, sensual Italian woman, Dolce & Gabbana Casa is vibrant, feminine and bold, meant for the opulent maximalist.
The collection will soon be available online, and eventually, the brand says, in stores worldwide. But for now, indulge in some interior design swooning.